Speak out in the 477 FG Climate Survey
By Maj. Bobbi Jensen, 477th Fighter Group, Equal Employment Office
/ Published March 22, 2017
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska --
The 477th Fighter Group has been charged by the Air Force to provide a combat ready force to support, maintain and fly the F-22 Raptor. Maintaining readiness is essential to completing our mission. When I hear readiness, my first thought is computer based training modules. Of course we complete readiness requirements in other ways as well; through on the job training, seasoning training, qualification training, annual tour and temporary duties. The key to of all of these situations is the airman completing the requirements.
We Airmen are the foundation of the 477 FG. Each of us experiences our Air Force Reserve life in different ways. This diversity creates a wealth of knowledge that should be used to maximize our human potential as an organization. How, you ask? Speak up! When given the opportunity to share your point of view, share it. Sometimes it is the most novice Airman who can see the cause of an issue because they have not been conditioned to see that issue as it has always been. Conversely, those who have been around the block can see a solution so clearly, they are perplexed that others cannot. Share your point of view, we don’t see things the same.
From the April UTA through the May UTA, you all have the opportunity to complete a survey that will be used to anonymously asses the perceptions of our organizational effectiveness. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, favoritism, organizational process, your intent to stay in the unit, demeaning behaviors and hazing as well as diversity management. This survey can be taken from anywhere that you have internet connectivity and takes about 20 minutes to complete. There are no individual passwords. Each squadron will have a unique password. The link to the survey as well as squadron passwords will be emailed to members.
Why should you take the survey?
It is a direct way to let the whole chain of command know how you see things, both positive and negative. The more people who complete the assessment, the more accurate the results. Ultimately, the goal is to create and maintain an environment of fair treatment that is based solely on merit, fitness and capability.
The survey will be available on 1 April 2017.